The outcomes in face-to-face team learning assignments are affected by the structure of the group process, including roles assigned to team members. In this section we summarize two studies that examine the influence of team member role assignments on CSCL interactions.
Roles in Problem-Based Learning (PBL) Online Discussions
Authors: De Wever, Van Winckle, and Valcke (2006)
Type of Study: Quasi experimental
Task: Development of treatment plans for clinical pediatric cases
Outcome Measures: Depth of group discussions
Teams: Groups of four or five medical interns
Technology: Asynchronous discussions
Comparison: Student versus instructor discussion moderation and alternative treatment ...